West Point’s New Motto: “Neglect, Dishonor, Betrayal” – So Send Money! By Cullum Number 53988

West Point has decided to revamp its storied motto from “Duty, Honor, Country” to a more modern, if somewhat controversial, “Neglect, Dishonor, Betrayal.”

Everything Is Wonderful at West Point

The Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY sent a letter to all graduates saying after 18 months of deliberation with unnamed stake holders, the Senior Army leaders changed the mission statement of USMA to align it with Army Values.  Indeed, it is implied, everything is wonderful at West Point.  Beat …

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The 12 Days of Resilience with COL Nick Rowe: Day 1

Former POW of the Viet Cong, COL James N. Nick Rowe sits for an interview on resilience.

What I could use is in this 5th Generation War is 12 psychological gifts from the king of resilience, COL James N. “Nick” Rowe, U.S. Army Green Beret and survivor of five years as a Viet Cong prisoner of war in the swampy U Minh Forest of southernmost Vietnam.

West Point: From ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ to ‘Wokeness’

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As a proud graduate of West Point, I can’t help but feel a sense of disillusionment as I watch the institution that once stood as a bastion of honor and duty take a sharp turn toward what can only be described as “wokeness.”

‘The General’s Daughter’ for 5th Generation Warriors

Author of "The General's Daughter," Nelson DeMille (Sandy DeMille photo)

  “The General’s Daughter.” Let’s revisit for the sake of 5th Generation Warriors. The book, written by Nelson DeMille came out in 1992. As an infantry lieutenant (1966-1969) serving with the First Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, DeMille didn’t run into many female military personnel other than nurses or admin specialists. As he points out …

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West Point’s Worldview

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West Point’s Worldview; There is a moral aspect to leadership. Even in the evil business of war there is a moral aspect to every life and death decision. Formerly, the United States Army was grounded in a consensus Judeo-Christian culture. It had a moral-ethical basis which could be traced to words written in the Holy Bible. …

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Open Letter To LTG Steven Gilland, 61st Superintendent Of The United States Military Academy, by John Hughes

  LTG Gilland, Congratulations on becoming the 61st Superintendent of USMA.  Your introductory letter mentions how you are “committed to ensuring that USMA remains the preeminent leader development institution in the world.”  You have an impressive resume.  Many of us in the Long Gray Line would like to give you the benefit of the doubt that …

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USMA Class of 1972: My Looking Back and Ahead 50 years. (Part 3 of 3)

My personal perspective on West Point, obviously, is mine alone.  It’s aged over 50 years since graduation and informed by 65 years of reading history as well as over 2 decades working as an Army “Futurist.”  I believe West Point should focus on creating the cadre of the “military priesthood” of the U.S. Army.  I know such a shift would get mixed results, but 50 years from now Americans would know the Long Gray Line is about winning America’s wars above all else.